Zev Porat

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Iran Attacks Israel... Again!

It is true that there is never much love lost between the Arabs and Persians. However, if there is any unity between the two it is decidedly over the existence of Israel. And Persia, or modern Iran, is not hiding the fact that they are directly involved in attacking Israel using Hamas as their proxy. This is a common goal they have with the Arab states: the annihilation of Israel.

Via ynetnews:

Hamas supporters gather for a rally in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Evidence has pointed to Iran continuing to funnel weapons to the Palestinian side of the conflict with Israel. (Associated Press)

Hamas says it fired 50 rockets, claims responsibility for firing M-75 and Fajr-5 rockets at central Israel and Jerusalem, J-80 missile at Ben Gurion Airport. 

A heavy barrage of rockets was fired at Israel at around 10:40pm Tuesday night. Loud explosions were heard in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, while Code Red sirens blared throughout southern and central Israel.  
Among them, two hit open areas in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, four more in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council, and five hit open areas in the Be'er Sheva area.
Hamas also claimed responsiblity for firing an M-75 rocket at Jerusalem just before 11pm.
At least one rocket was intercepted over central Israel and another fell in an open area. Two more were intercepted over Sderot, two intercepted over Be'er Sheva, two shot down over Kiryat Malachi, three were intercepted over Ashkelon.
Several more Code Red sirens were heard as the night continued and Iron Dome marked a few more interceptions including two over Ashkelon, three over the Ashdod area and two over Hof Ashkelon.

Via Washington Times:

Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel (Photo: Avi Rokach)

When President Obama announced last year the easing of U.S. sanctions on Iran in return for concessions on its nuclear program, he cautiously hailed the deal as a "real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement" with Tehran. But while both countries work overtime on thorny nuclear issues, fresh evidence suggests Iran continues to support the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, which went to war anew this summer with Israel.

U.S. and Israeli officials offer varying assessments on the depth of the current level of material support being provided to Hamas by Tehran, although sources in both Washington and Jerusalem say longtime Iranian assistance is what ultimately helped the Palestinian group build the thousands of rockets it fired at Israeli targets from Gaza starting in July.

And at least one influential Iranian official has appeared eager to stick a thumb in America's eye in recent weeks, claiming Hamas was able to fire missiles into Israel specifically because of technology provided by Iran, and that Tehran should get serious about continuing to provide new assistance.

"Palestinian resistance missiles are the blessings of Iran's transfer of technology," the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei, told Al-Alam, the Arabic channel of Iran's state TV, on Aug. 4. "We need to transfer defensive and military technology to Palestinians so that they can build weapons under the blockade and defend themselves."

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